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Brewed by Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Westvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3361   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production available outside of Belgium.

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4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhammaren (1793) - Jyväskylä, - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Mystical moment. My 400. rate and Ratebeer rank number one on my hands. Pours hazy deep orange, with medium off white head. Aroma is alcohol, dark fruits, vanilla. Flavor is great. Smooth vanilla, dark fruits, alcohol, yeast, some banana, malts and herbs. Swell and best of its genre.


4.7
valpoaj (745) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Had a bottle from ’04 in the basement, so after passing my PhD defense, figured what better time to pull one out (and when you pull out something like this, its time to get on RB). Body is dark brown, and a minimal head is representative of its age, but the carbonation was still very nice. Started off cold (33F) and allowed to warm up through the 50s...the nose was beautiful from the beginning with a ton of sweet, candied fruit, toffee, mild alcohol and a general richness. Flavor was candied fruit, raisin, toffee, beautiful! Palate was medium bodied, and thankfully the age didn’t seem to take much of a toll here...quite easy drinking for the ABV...a shame I only have one (and of course, couldn’t not share this with a good friend to celebrate). Excellent offering that I should try fresh sometime!

4.7
ratebeerian (1) - - AUG 17, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2017 Poured from bottle at brewery’s cafe. Dark brown with persistent head. Dried fruit/caramel notes, and finishes sweet.

3.8
NightHawk91 (71) - POLAND - AUG 16, 2017
2014 bottle. Late check in from Feb 17. Fruity, wine-ish, caramel. Warming (not bad) alcohol. Simply a solid quad.

5
conor23 (111) - Elgin, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2017
Wonderful. Lives up to expectations. Strong without being heavy. Rich and flavorful and not overly sweet.

4.6
rodenbachvintage (33) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2017
Hier hoeven weinig woorden aan vuilgemaakt te worden. Zeer goed donker abdijbier! Enig minpunt de triestige commerciële uitbuiting op de site in WestVleteren... Heeft dit bier niet nodig.

4.8
BeerRay (1) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 14, 2017 does not count
It is the best Quad. There are others that are close, but none can beat this.

4.8
Ohtwozer0 (1) - - AUG 12, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 Dark toffee stickiness, and all of the Belgian characteristics you want in a quad. Glad to have a few more left.

4.7
kamanova_boy (294) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 12, 2017
Bottle from surethin_ii, lot of thanks. This is supposed to be one of best beers at all and it doesn’t disappoint. Very rich aroma, raisins, caramel, roasted malt, plums. Deep black colour, strong beige head. Rich strong taste, raisins, dark fruits, sweet, bitter, a lot of taste, long bitter fruity finish. There’s everything, love it.

5
Aealoe (2) - - AUG 10, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2017 Эль с удивительной историей. Удачный ли это маркетинг или вынужденная необходимость, но его ограниченное производство и продажа потенциально влияют на вердикт по его оценке и вызывает большой интерес. Пожалуй, до него нужно дорасти. Но даже будучи новичком, я наслаждался каждым глотком и исключительно при комнатной температуре. Куплено в Париже в одном из биргиковских магазинов. Выпито ещё через год в Москве.

4.2
Samtzu (487) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 5, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a deep brown with slight off white head. Strong aroma full of caramel and hints of alcohol. Light body with strong leather and caramel. Mild carbonation.


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